About the Wains Hotel Dunedin

Currently under refurbishment, the 157 year-old Wains Hotel is being transformed into Dunedin’s first 5-star hotel.

Wains Hotel Dunedin is located in an elegant, Victorian-era building situated right in the heart of Dunedin. Within walking distance of the Octagon city centre, shopping and entertainment venues and the business hub, this beautifully detailed hotel offers personalised service and stylish, boutique accommodation. World-renowned beaches, attractions and activities are just a short drive away, as well as the opportunity to explore the wider, natural Southern environment.

Hotel features

Bygone elegance and personalised service are the hallmarks of the Wains Hotel Dunedin, an exquisite, character-filled hotel with a residential ambience. Beautifully appointed accommodation, elegant meeting space and a chic restaurant and bar are augmented by contemporary touches, including unlimited complimentary WiFi access and LCD televisions.


The Relish Restaurant offers a superb fully cooked a la carte breakfast which means you’ll start your day feeling revived and recharged. Breakfast is served daily.


The Wains Dunedin Hotel is centrally located with professional gymnasiums and walking and jogging trails nearby. The spectacular Southern Otago region boasts excellent recreational activities and attractions.

You’ll find our recommendations of things to do in Dunedin below.

Guest room features and facilities

  • – 48 stylish guest rooms with king size bedding
  • – LCD televisions with satellite channels
  • – Mini bar refrigerator
  • – Direct dial telephones with voicemail
  • – Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
  • – Alarm clock/radio
  • – Hairdryer and high-quality guest amenities
  • – All guest rooms are designated “non-smoking areas”
  • – Complimentary tea and coffee

Guest services

  • – 24-hour reception
  • – Valet dry-cleaning and laundry service
  • – WiFi connectivity throughout the hotel
  • – Concierge services
  • – Daily housekeeping service
  • – Non-smoking hotel
  • – Meeting facilities for up to 250 delegates

Car Parking

  • – Secure car parking is available in close proximity to the hotel at the rate of $15.00 per night. We suggest reserving a car park when you make your booking to ensure availability.

We are currently undergoing some refurbishment work which will really lift the hotel rooms and the facilities of our lovely old building. As there are two wings to the hotel with two separate lifts and we are working on one at a time, we trust that it would not be too disruptive to our guests. We still serve breakfast daily and have a charge back facility at two local restaurants as a dining option.

310 Princes Street Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Tel: (64) 3 477 1145


Relish Restaurant offers a superb fully cooked a la carte breakfast which means you’ll start your day feeling revived and recharged. Breakfast is served daily in a relaxed setting.

Wains Hotel - Meeting, Conference and Events Venue, Dunedin

The Wains Hotel is a stunning, heritage building which is perfect for holding your next event or conference. Our flexible meeting spaces can cater for 250 delegates making it ideal for mini-conferences and large meeting events. We also host a variety of private functions including weddings, birthday parties and formal dinners. Our team of expert staff have a wide range of experience organising and delivering events big and small and will help to talk through every detail of your event, ensuring all the boxes are ticked. With on-site accommodation and a striking location, the Wains Hotel is the perfect venue for your next event. Talk to one of our team today. Download our conference and wedding packages PDFs today and get planning your next event in Dunedin.

Day Delegate Packages include:

  • – Conference room hire
  • – unlimited complimentary wifi
  • – complimentary car park for the facilitator on the day
  • – whiteboard and projector screen, pens, pads
  • – iced water and mints
  • – freshly brewed coffee and selection of herbal teas on arrival
  • – morning tea
  • – a choice of two items and selection of herbal teas and coffee
  • – light buffet lunch
  • – afternoon tea: a choice of two items and selection of herbal teas and coffee

Room Height Square Metres Theatre Banquet Classroom U-Shape Full Day ½ Day
Bracken Room 2.5m 96 50 40 38 30 $250.00 $150.00
Chancellor Lounge 5m 80 50 40 27 21 $250.00 $150.00
Chancellor Room 4m 180 150 120 72 60 $400.00 $200.00

(all prices are including GST, and are based on per room, per day. This cost is dependent on overall requirements and maybe reduced)

We welcome the opportunity to tailor a special package especially for you, incorporating the activities and attractions of our unique surroundings.)


Welcome to the Wains Dunedin. Enjoy all the comforts of a 21st Century hotel whilst also taking a step back in time to 1862 – the height of the Central Otago gold rush when the hotel opened its doors for the very first time. The Victorian architecture and design features still represented within the building house a modern restaurant and bar, conference facilities for up to 250 delegates and 48 comfortable guest rooms, all within close walking distance of the centre of fascinating Dunedin City. We wish you a wonderful stay!

Sally O’Connor – General Manager

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